Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Show

I was gifted yesterday with a chance to see Cirque Du Soleil "Totem" performance. What a wonderful show. Mary received tickets for this show as a Christmas gift but her daughter was unable to attend with her and so she asked me. I drove to Toronto and that in itself was an adventure. I normally drive to Toronto once a month anyway so I thought - no problem. Well, just following directions from the internet was going to be a cinch right? Not! Just after we turned onto the 427 South the traffic started to back up/slow down/stoppppp!. I listened to my favourite all news station for travel to get the traffic news and decided to get off on Dundas St. knowing that I could then drive back into Toronto to avoid the Parking Lot on Four Twenty Seven which normally would be moving smoothly. Of course all of the other drivers had the same idea so there I was in another grid-lock for about 15 minutes while I tried not to panic about being late for the show. Dundas St. was busy but I then moved into the lane to take Kipling over to the Gardner Expressway which is where I was supposed to be anyway. What an adventure. I think the driving and maneuvering in the traffic was an adventure for Mary as well because she'd never been in that traffic situation on Toronto highways from my understanding. So all in all it was a fun day. A beautiful sunset greeted us on the way home and I did manage to make - I don't see well driving in the dark!!!
Here is the link for the Cirque Du Soleil if you want to see some of the promo pictures. It was great!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lovely Day

Well, the day started off ordinarily then I had the extreme pleasure of having breakfast with my cousin at Williams Pub and Eatery or whatever it is called. Good Coffee. As I was returning with my coffee I passed a lady sitting at her table looking at some interesting books. I stopped to talk and we introduced ourselves because she said she was a calligrapher and it turns out that it is a lady I had talked to by email. Her name is Heather Held and her  blog is one I follow at  "Heather Victoria Held" and enjoy very much. The trouble is that when I go to her site I get lost for hours. I didn't stay and visit because she was working but it happened we left the coffee pub at the same time and I told her I'd be writing about meeting her.

I went to an organic store yesterday outside a little town called Ayr, Ontario. This place, called Oakridge Acres, is a wonderful little store where the food is all healthy with no additives and preservatives. I have been looking for organic produce and grain fed cattle. There are other products there but for this first time shopper I took my time and bought just a few things. I definitely will go back.
Off now to have lunch and then do some writing and maybe get back to those little dolls for the planned book illustration and wall-hangings. Have a good one.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

My art

I started writing this morning and then hit the back button by mistake so everything disappeared again. I was whining and complaining about not liking to down load pictures from my camera because I don't know how, and that is why there are very few pictures and very few blog posts.
I decided to write about my art and to share with you that even though I've been making my little spirit dolls I haven't taken many pictures of them. I do have however, pictures of some of my previous dolls. Here is the front and back of a doll taught to me by Deborah Downey about 4 years ago. Miraculously I still have it and I say miraculously because they are usually given away and just lately some have been sold. 

This is the front side to the left and the rear of the doll is to the right. 

The doll body was made by Deb and then we decorated it according to her suggestions and yet the doll is mine because I put into it my creativity and my choice of colours and beads. I've thought of making another but right now I'm having fun making the spirit dolls even though they haven't sat still long enough to have their pictures taken.

I also wanted to show you some of the dolls that were sold at the Native American Indian Women's conference at the end of June but I either didn't take them or haven't downloaded them from the camera. Seems that this is where I came in so I will sign off and look for pictures. Have a good one.